By Andrew Rudansky
Girls Field Hockey
The reigning Long Island champions Lady Whalers are off to another great start, winning both of their first two games. The first game of the season was last Thursday against William Floyd. The Lady Whalers crushed the Colonials 6-1. The team’s co-captain forward Sariah Cafiero had three goals and two assists in the game, senior Lilah Yardley added more two goals, while India Hemby had one goal of her own. The Lady Whalers won again in an away game on Tuesday at Port Jefferson, 3-1. Cafiero tallied two goals while Emme Luck had the third. Lady Whalers’ goalie Catherine Musnicki had four saves in the match. The team next takes on Miller Place at home today, September 22 at 4:30 p.m.
East Hampton Varsity Bonacker Football
The Bonackers are off to a less than stellar start this season. In their first game, on September 10, they lost to the Harborfield Tornadoes, 46-6. Last Saturday they took on the Kings Park Kingsmen at home, where they lost 42-7. Hoping to rebound from their (0-2) start, they next take on the Eastport-South Manor Sharks at home on Saturday, September 24.
Boys Varsity Soccer
After a slow start to the season, the Whalers soccer team has rocketed past the competition, winning four games in a row. Monday the Whalers team took on the Ross School, after a tough outing the game was tied at two a piece at the end of regulation time, Hunter Leyser scoring both goals for the team. The winning goal was scored by Nolan O’Brien in double sudden death overtime. They took on Stony Brook on Wednesday, September 21. Scoreless at the end of regulation, the Whalers were able to pull out the victory, 1-0, with a sudden death overtime goal by Eduardo “Papy” Oscar Reinoso. Whalers keeper Ian Barrett was credited with the shutout. Whalers Coach Peter Solow said that it is a “relief” to win both overtime games, especially with an “injured” team. The team’s next home game is against Smithtown Christian on Monday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Boys Varsity Golf
The golf team has continued to tear through their schedule, recently beating the Ross School on Monday, 8-1, and then McGann-Mercy on Wednesday, 9-0. In Wednesday’s match the team tallied their lowest score for the year, 213. Leading the team was Dillon Decker with 40. Gabe Denon, Jack Bori and Max Snow all finished the day with 41. The team is now (4-0) on the season, tied for first place in League VIII with East Hampton. The two league leaders face off on September 27 at the South Fork Golf Club.